Shawn Thaden


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  • Pechanga Resort and Casino – Head Chef 2004 – Present
  • Pala Mess Resort – Banquet Sous Chef 2003 – 2004
  • California Cuisine – Sous Chef 2001 – 2003
  • College of Food – 2000 – 2001


  • Red hair that is usually slicked back, but he shaved his head for the interview, and his wife was pissed
  • Great look, lot of tattoos
  • This guy really loves his family, and can’t stop talking about them
  • Has a newborn son, and says his wife is the glue that keeps everything together
  • Has only seen a few episodes of the show
  • Great personality, is likeable and comfortable to be around
  • In his younger days he used to be hooked on drugs, but cleaned up when he started his family
  • He’s a fighter – will do what it takes to win
  • Says he’s an ass in the kitchen
  • Big personality
  • Bet Ramsay 20 dollars on camera that he’ll win
  • Best Chef Riverside County award 2009